Advantage of bootcamp w/Parallel 7/Fusion

iFalcon

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What is the advantage of installing Parallel/Fusion with it using a bootcamp partition vs just installing Parallel 7 and installing Windows in it?

Thanks.
 

MacDawg

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The advantage is you can boot natively if you so choose
Usually for gaming

I haven't bootcamped for a long time
I just run Win7 in Fusion when I need to and works great

Bootcamp is a hassle I don't need
 

balamw

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Native access to the hardware gives you more speed under Boot Camp.

Note: they are not mutually exclusive. You can install Boot Camp and run that same install under Parallels/VMWare.

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Mikesus

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Apr 7, 2011
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Another difference.

With bootcamp you are creating a hard partition that ties up that amount of the drive. In a VM you really don't tie it up until its used.
 
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